Accident Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair N103,
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Date:Saturday 28 June 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Owner/operator:Hondu Carib Cargo
Registration: N103
MSN: 4/10273
Year of manufacture:1943
Total airframe hrs:7145 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Venetie, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Venetie Airport, AK (VEE/PAVE)
Destination airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Carvair took off from Venetie for a VFR positioning flight to Fairbanks. The aircraft was climbing when the number two engine on the left wing began to run rough. Soon thereafter, a fire warning light for the same engine illuminated in the cockpit. Fire was visually confirmed, the engine was shut down, and both banks of fire bottles were discharged. The fire continued to burn, and the number two engine fell off the wing. The captain was forced to carry out an emergency landing on a sand and gravel bar in the Chandalar River.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fire associated with the number 2 engine for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC97LA093
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


NTSB Identification: ANC97LA093


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Naples Airport, FL (APF); April 1990

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